As a close-knit family, we are proud to own and operate a business that supports the nutritional wellbeing of Australian’s, and assists the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities.
We began our Gumbi Gumbi journey a number of years ago when a close friend of ours was battling illness. Throughout his battle, he could not stop talking about something called "Gumbi Gumbi", claiming that it boosted his health and aided his recovery.
Our curiosity piqued, and we began researching this wondrous native, Australian plant, discovering that it had been used for thousands of years as an Australian Aboriginal bush medicine. After learning more about the product, we purchased some natural Gumbi Gumbi products to share with close family and friends. Most reported back with extremely positive results, claiming that the product had boosted their health and helped them tackle various conditions.
These are the values that drive our business and product development. As our company evolves, these values underpin all that we do.
Respect & Reciprocity
We have deep respect for the traditional custodians of this land and the wisdom they share. We’ve sat down with our local elders to decide on an important charity to support on our mission.
Trees are our lifeblood. Without them, we wouldn’t have a product. So we understand how important it is for our trees to retain their health and vitality. That’s why they are selectively harvested by hand with love.
Giving back to the community has always been a part of our business plan. We want the ripple effect of goodness to flow from the trees, to you and out into the community by providing new jobs and our donations from product sales.
Here at Gumbi Gumbi, we want the ripple effect of goodness to flow from the trees, to you and out into the community. We are proud to donate a percentage of our profits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander charities, in acknowledgment of their valuable wisdom, culture and love of our country.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity of the Australian Book Industry, with a vision of equity of opportunity.
Their programs focus on ensuring access to quality resources including new, culturally appropriate books, publishing community stories in the languages they choose, and empowering families to lead their own literacy futures.
To date, the ILF has gifted 537,100 books to over 400 remote communities; run its early literacy program Book Buzz in 65 sites and facilitated the translation of books into six languages; and published 103 books reflecting 26 Indigenous languages.
“We know reading opens doors to a world of better choices and opportunities. In this first world country we must do better. That is why our work at the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is vitally important.” Suzy Wilson, Founder
We are proud to support this organisation and be a part of the impact they have in over 400 remote communities around Australia!
Milikapiti Remote Community. Photography by Wayne Quilliam, image courtesy of Indigenous Literacy Foundation.